Saturday, April 28, 2007

New chair covers

We re-covered the chairs for the dining table...they went from blah brown:

To a nice green and blue and tan pattern. (Ok, I admit that they're still not super colorful, but I like them better, especially with our green kitchen)

The colors in the photo don't do the fabric (or wall color!) justice.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Four Seasons Throw

So I'm still working through the yarn I already have (stash-busting, to those of you familiar with the knitting world). A week or so ago, I started a cotton blanket project that is going to be a long haul. (mitered squares like the little blanket I made for Lauren) If I have the fortitude, it will be a full-sized blanket. More on that later, though.

Here's my absolute latest project, born from the stash (you knit three strips, then sew them together):

It's called the four seasons throw. 10 out of the 12 of those colors came from yarn I already have. I bought the dark blue and the second variegated skein to balance things out. I'm going to be punting with that gold, because it's two thinner yarns I plan to knit together.

I think I like the second combination better (the one without the pattern book in it).
What do you think?
While at Fabric Place yesterday, we bought new fabric to cover our dining room chairs. I'm not sure if I'll get to that today (vacation is so busy, you know), but hopefully it will go well.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Hooray for vacation! Boo for incessant rain.

We're on April vacation this week! Hooray! J still has his grad. classes, but we're already enjoying the time off. Of course, the incessant rain is less than ideal. (But that could also be worse, because think of the poor marathoners!)

Since we're on vacation and have time on our hands, we made homemade cinnamon rolls (technically, they're pumpkin cinnamon streusel buns). I'm pretty impressed, if I do say so myself.
(Photo was taken pre-glazing)

I did finish up that felted bag and brought it to Kurt and Cecilia's for a hostess gift on Easter.

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Happy Eastuh, Pastuh!

Today at church was quite entertaining. We had an inquisitive (but not annoying) little boy behind us (he was probably 2). After a minute or two of the scripture reading, he said, "What's she talking about?" His mom murmered a reply.
After part of the sermon, he said, "What's he talking about?"

Mom replied, "Jesus."

And his next question: "Jesus? Is he the Easter Bunny?"

Then as we were leaving (we had just greeted the pastor), the person behind us said, "Happy Eastuh, Pastuh!" Now, being from the midwest, I feel we can definitely mock the east coast pronounciation of things, because the midwest gets similiarly mocked. That, and I have to put up with people saying my name as "Kay-ler."
On the knitting front, I made two of these felted wine bags and plan to take one to Kurt and Cecilia's this afternoon. However, I couldn't find the leather strapping it called for, so I got some leather braided cord. I'll let you know how that goes.

Friday, April 06, 2007

Sweater complete!

But I can't show you the whole thing, because the recipient reads this here's a little glimpse until I mail it off!